Thursday, May 24, 2018

LT - MDJ court - jurisdiction - tax sale - no LT relationship


Assouline v. Reynolds – Pa. Superior – March 9, 2018


Held:  Judgment for possession in LT action before magisterial district justice (MDJ) upheld in favor of purchaser (P) at a tax sale, in spite of lack of landlord-tenant relationship between the parties.    The court rejected homeowner’s argument that P should have brought action in ejectment rather than LT action before MDJ.

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Editor’s note:  This is an awful decision, just wrong on the law, I think.

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